Implementation science methods and a theory-driven approach can enhance the understanding of whether, how, and why integrated care for frail older adults is successful in practice.
This study aimed to perform a contextual analysis, develop a logic model, and select preliminary implementation strategies for an integrated care model in newly created information and advice centers for older adults in Canton Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland.
The overall INSPIRE project aims to develop, implement and evaluate an integrated care model for the information and advice centers. This paper specifically addresses the development phase of INSPIRE and aims to:
- Determine the contextual factors which may influence the INSPIRE integrated care model for the IACs and implementation strategies by collecting information through various sources
- Develop a logic model to display the overall theory for the INSPIRE care model, including inputs, activities, outputs, anticipated outcomes and assumptions
- Propose preliminary implementation strategies for the INSPIRE care model